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Call for financial aids of the Doctoral School

Financial Aids Doctoral School



With this call, the Doctoral School supports the dissemination and internationalization of doctoral scientific results through participation in conferences and scientific events, and by conducting short research stays for its doctoral students during the 2021/22 academic year.

These activities are considered an essential part of the training process for doctoral students as a contribution to the quality of doctoral theses and the internationalization of doctoral programs.


There are two types of financial aids:

  • Type 1: Financial aids to fund expenses derived from participation in scientific-technical conferences
  • Type 2: Financial aids to fund expenses for short research stays outside of Spain


Call for financial aids of the Doctoral School Resolution of the Rector of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 6th of May, 2022.
Publication on the BOEL (Official Electronic Bulletin of UC3M)

Allocation of financial aids of the Doctoral School  Resolution of the Dean of the Doctoral School of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 15th of July, 2022.


What doctoral programs participate?

According to Annex I of the rules of the call, the following doctoral programs participate:


What requirements do I have to meet to participate?

  • Being enrolled at uc3m in one of the doctoral programs listed in Annex I during the 2021/22 academic year, and being up to date with the payment of enrollment fees
  • Having passed the latest annual doctoral evaluation
  • Not having defended the doctoral thesis before the activity takes place
  • Holding a bank account in a Spanish bank


How can I apply for the financial aid?

You can submit your application on the electronic form available at

Your student credentials below are required to access the form:

  • UC3M username: 100xxxxxx
  • UC3M e-mail password 

Additionally, you are required to upload the documents required in the call for applications, according to the financial aid type of your choosing.


Type 1 (Participation in conferences):

  • Descriptive report of activities to be carried out with the approval of the thesis supervisor, according to this template: Descriptive Report
  • Documents providing information about the Conference (purpose, description, participants). For online conferences with no travelling involved, the registration fee must be indicated
  • Letter of acceptance of the work, communication or poster
  • Statement of commitment to mention Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in the communications, documents or material to be presented at the conference, according to this template: Committment to make reference to UC3M


Type 2 (Short stays):

  • Descriptive report of activities to be carried out with the approval of the thesis supervisor, according to this template: Descriptive Report
  • Letter of invitation from the host Center.
  • Approval of the stay by the Academic Committee of the Doctoral Program.
  • Background of the research group/center/university where the stay will take place.


When can I apply for the financial aid? 

Application period is open from 7th of May through 10th of June, 2022 (23:59h., GMT Madrid Time).


When must the funded activities be carried out?

Activities for both types must be carried out from January 1 through September 30, 2022. Activities starting before the 30th of September and ending after said date will also be taken into consideration.


Can I apply for more than one type of financial aid, or for two financial aids of the same type?

Yes. To apply for more than one financial aid, or for both types, a separate application must be submitted for each aid.


When will the resolution of the call be announced?

The proposal to award the financial aid will be announced before the 15th of July.


When and how  I receive the payment of the awarded financial aid?

Recipients are required to provide documented proof of the activity, as established for the type of financial aid received in the call for applications, within a month from the end date of the activity.

The payment of the financial aid will be made on the bank account of any bank based in Spanish territory. No payments will be made to bank accounts outside of Spain or held by a third person.




For notifications of technical issues on the application form within the application period, or for further information and clarifications, please contact the Doctoral School at, indicating in the subject line: Doctoral School Financial Aids 21/22.

Application deadline: 10th of June